Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bring Back Robin Hood

If you hadn't found a reason yet to throw the present incumbents out of Government then here's one reported in the papers today.

"Inspectors collecting information for a Government database will be required to count how many long-life light bulbs there are in every house or flat put up for sale.

Up to 4,500 assessors, earning up to £80,000 a year, will take part in a huge shake-up of the housing market when it comes into effect in just over three months.

And documents seen by The Mail on Sunday show that the compulsory £200 survey will cover virtually every aspect of the history, construction and current condition of the property."

I don't know about you but I feel very strongly about the idea of welcoming tax inspectors into my house to count my light-bulbs and checking to see whether the dog has an ensuite basket. How do you feel about the plan?


Anonymous said...

The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

Anonymous said...

"Home Information Packs will provide home-buyers with proper energy information about their homes to help them tackle climate change and bring costs down, particularly for first-time buyers."

This is New Speak! What is about to happen is an unwarranted and unjustified intrusion into our homes and lives. When, oh, when are we going to stand up against issues like this? I intend to enter into civil disobedience and deny entry to state snoopers and sell my house privately.

Anonymous said...

Another case for passive resistance I would say. That, at least, is the route I am taking.

Anonymous said...

Low energy bulbs at least are a good idea and good ones can be bought for 95p from DC Homewood/ Lighting World in St Peters.Apparently government subsidised.